Past Events

#975 – Jazz Friday

Live music during First Friday in Eau Gallie Arts District.

Harris Community Auditorium, Free program

October 7 - Ron Pirtle

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FridayOct 07, 2016 – Jul 01, 20165:30 pm – 7:30 pm

#1173 – Family Day

The Foosaner Art Museum invites kids, parents, and friends to celebrate the exhibition Harak Rubio: Symbols and Guardians on Family Day. Bring the whole family to participate in hands-on art activities in pottery and painting, a family-friendly gallery tour with artist Harak Rubio, and a bilingual storytime read in Spanish and English. Artful activities are designed and led by Renee Foosaner Education Center faculty, including Nancy Trezza, Tim Jarvis and Heather Everett, with special guest Harak Rubio. Activities take place at both the Foosaner Art Museum (1463 Highland Ave.) and the Renee Foosaner Education Center (1520 Highland Ave.).

Family Days take place on select Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. All activities are free and open to all ages! Most activities are geared towards young artists ages 4-16.

Schedule of Events

11 a.m.                       Kid’s Gallery Tour with Harak Rubio
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.           S.T.E.A.M. Art Activities @ Renee Foosaner Education Center (pottery, painting and more!)
1 p.m.                         Spanish/English Bilingual Storytime in Gallery 2, Foosaner Art Museum

Sponsored by PNC Bank.

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SaturdaySep 17, 2016 – Sep 17, 201611:00 am – 2:00 pm

#975 – Jazz Friday

Live music during First Friday in Eau Gallie Arts District.

Harris Community Auditorium, Free program

September 2 - La Lucha Trio

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FridaySep 02, 2016 – Jul 01, 20165:30 pm – 7:30 pm

#975 – Jazz Friday

Live music during First Friday in Eau Gallie Arts District.

Harris Community Auditorium, Free program

August 5 - Kenny Clarke

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Aug 05, 2016 – Jul 01, 20165:30 pm – 7:30 pm

#1170 – Summer Camp Student Exhibition

Join us for an end-of-summer exhibition of work from our summer art camp, Faces and Places.  Summer campers have selected their favorite projects to be displayed for friends, family and the community.

A special reception for friends and family of campers will take place on Thursday, August 4 from 5:40-7:30 p.m.

The exhibition will be open to the public on Friday, August 5 from 2-7 p.m.

The exhibition is held at the Renee Foosaner Education Center.

For questions or press inquiries please contact the Education Center at (321) 674-8923.

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ThursdayAug 04, 2016 – Aug 04, 20165:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FridayAug 05, 2016 – Aug 05, 20162:00 pm – 7:00 pm

#1170 – Summer Camp Student Exhibition

Join us for an end-of-summer exhibition of work from our summer art camp, Faces and Places.  Summer campers have selected their favorite projects to be displayed for friends, family and the community.

A special reception for friends and family of campers will take place on Thursday, August 4 from 5:40-7:30 p.m.

The exhibition will be open to the public on Friday, August 5 from 2-7 p.m.

The exhibition is held at the Renee Foosaner Education Center.

For questions or press inquiries please contact the Education Center at (321) 674-8923.

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ThursdayAug 04, 2016 – Aug 04, 20165:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FridayAug 05, 2016 – Aug 05, 20162:00 pm – 7:00 pm

#975 – Jazz Friday

Live music during First Friday in Eau Gallie Arts District.

Harris Community Auditorium, Free program

July 1 - David Wills

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FridayJul 01, 2016 – Jul 01, 20165:30 pm – 7:30 pm

#975 – Jazz Friday

Live music during First Friday in Eau Gallie Arts District.

Harris Community Auditorium, Free program

June 3 - Cosmic Jazz

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FridayJun 03, 2016 – Jun 03, 20165:30 pm – 7:30 pm

#618 – Docent-led Family Tours

Thursdays, Galleries at 2 p.m.

There will be a Docent-led Family Tour every Thursday at 2 p.m. May 26 through August 4 in the art galleries. Docents are trained volunteers with specialized knowledge of the exhibitions. The Family Tours are designed to enrich the Ray Turner: Population exhibition experience for adults and their children. The program is fun and free.

Image credit: Ray Turner, portrait, 12 x 12 inches, oil-on-glass painting. Courtesy of the artist.

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May 26, 2016 – Jul 28, 20162:00 pm – 3:00 pm

#1113 – “Population” A lecture by Ray Turner

Saturday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Harris Community Auditorium, $5 admission; free for members

Artist Ray Turner will discuss his ongoing project "Population" currently on view in the galleries.

The exhibition Ray Turner: Population is sponsored in memory of Judy Roach.

Image credit: Ray Turner, portrait, 12 x 12 inches, oil-on-glass painting. Courtesy of the artist.

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SaturdayMay 21, 2016 – May 21, 201610:30 am – 11:30 am

#974 – Jazz Friday

Live music during First Friday in Eau Gallie Arts District.

Harris Community Auditorium, Free program

May 6 - UHS Trio

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FridayMay 06, 2016 – May 06, 20165:30 pm – 7:30 pm

#972 – Jazz Friday

Live music during First Friday in Eau Gallie Arts District.

April 1 - Daniel Bennett Group

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FridayApr 01, 2016 – Apr 01, 20165:30 pm – 7:30 pm

#985 – Real Foods Real Kitchens 'International' Premier

An exclusive screening of Real Foods Real Kitchens 'International' "Cuba" episode followed by a discussion with producer and creator Craig Chapman. For the first episode in this series, the show traveled to Cuba and sat down with a family to get an intimate look and taste of traditional Cuban food and drinks.

"This will be the first full viewing of an episode from what I am hoping will be an entirely new series of Real Food Real Kitchens episodes from countries around the world", said Chapman.

Real Food Real Kitchens tells the intimate story of a person, their family, and their culture, and how food creates an emotional bond that connects them all together. It's not just another cooking show, but a lasting documentation of family traditions that are often lost. 

The event is free to the public. In addition to a cash bar, there will be a small complimentary tasting of empanadas and beer from local brewery Intracoastal Brewing Company.  

Free admission. Cash bar. Seating is first-come-first-serve.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Caminos Transitados / Paths Taken: A Retrospective of Francisco “Gordillo” Arredondo Baba Oñi, on view January 16 - March 13, 2016.

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ThursdayMar 10, 2016 – Mar 10, 20166:00 pm – 8:00 pm

#962 – “Race and the Search for Cubanness in Cuban Art” A Lecture by Alejandro de la Fuente, Ph.D.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Dr. Alejandro de la Fuente is the Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, a Professor of African and African American Studies and of History, and the Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

Image credit: Francisco Gordillo, Inle y Oshosi, 2015. Mixed media on board, 25.6 x 19.7 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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SaturdayMar 05, 2016 – Mar 05, 201610:30 am – 11:30 am

#969 – Jazz Friday

Live music during First Friday in Eau Gallie Arts District.

March 4 - Capt. Winston Scott and the FIT Jazz Syndicate

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FridayMar 04, 2016 – Mar 04, 20165:30 pm – 7:30 pm

#988 – New Docent Training

The Foosaner Art Museum Begins New Docent Training for 2016

Are you interested in learning in-depth about art and artists? Do you enjoy meeting new people and sharing your knowledge? “Docent” comes from the Latin verb docere meaning to teach. In the museum world, a docent provides a vital volunteer service. Docents provide an important bridge between the artwork on view and visitors. Join an amazing group and become a catalyst for learning. Training begins February 22 and runs for 7 weeks. Contact Jackie Borsanyi at jborsanyi@fit.edu for more information. Membership and registration is required.

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MondayFeb 22, 2016 – Feb 22, 20169:30 am – 12:00 pm

#968 – Jazz Friday

Live music during First Friday in Eau Gallie Arts District.

Feb. 5 - Rich Abrahams

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FridayFeb 05, 2016 – Feb 05, 20165:30 pm – 7:30 pm

#982 – First Friday Raku

Raku is an exhilarating firing process that is fast,furious and exciting! For anyone who has bisque fired pots suitable for Raku. Students will glaze and then participate in the firing of their pieces at the Renee Foosaner Education Center.

Space is limited. $40 members/$50 non-members for currently enrolled students,$65 members/$75 non-members for non-enrolled students.

Fee allows each participant to fire three to four moderately sized pieces (no larger than 6” diameter/12” tall). Fee includes glazes, instruction and firing.

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FridayFeb 05, 2016 – Feb 05, 20165:00 pm – 8:00 pm

#966 – Gallery Walk with Francisco Gordillo

Thursday, January 28
2 p.m.
Foosaner Art Museum Galleries
Free program


Image credit: : Francisco Gordillo, Oaluwaye, 2015. Mixed media on craft paper, 39.4 x 27.6 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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ThursdayJan 28, 2016 – Jan 28, 20162:00 pm – 3:00 pm

#963 – Papermaking Demo and Gallery Talk with Resident Artist Francisco Gordillo

Thursday, January 21
6 – 8 p.m.
Renee Foosaner Education Center
$10 / person, includes a cocktail ticket


Image credit: Francisco Gordillo, Omi o Yemaya, 2015. Mixed media on handmade paper, 16.5 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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ThursdayJan 21, 2016 – Jan 21, 20166:00 pm – 8:00 pm

#961 – Finster Family Day

Saturday, January 9, 2016
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Celebrate the last weekend of our exhibition with free admission, gallery tours and complimentary hands-on art activities for children inspired by the exhibition!

Live bluegrass performance in the galleries provided by Penny Creek Band and Coastal Kitchen Food Truck serving tacos and seafood lunch items on Highland Avenue.


Sponsored by PNC Bank

Image credit: Howard Finster, Sneakers, #2000.224, 1982. Tractor enamel on board. Collection of John Denton. Photo by Josh Kerzie.

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SaturdayJan 09, 2016 – Jan 09, 201611:00 am – 3:00 pm

#864 – Jazz Friday

Jan. 1 - Closed / Holiday




#922 – Film: Paradise Garden, Howard Finster's Legacy

Saturday, December 12 at 2 p.m.

Harris Community Auditorium
Free program

Paradise Garden tells the incredible life story of the grandfather of Southern Folk Art, Howard Finster. He was an icon, who influenced the art and music of R.E.M., Talking Heads, Blackhawk, Steve Penley, Eddie Owens Martin, R.A. Miller, Keith Haring, and many others. After his death, his life’s work, Paradise Garden, sadly fell into obscurity. After receiving a series of grants, the Paradise Garden Foundation has been founded to try and rehabilitate his life’s work. This film follows the renovation of his Garden and the creation of what will become his legacy. An Art West Film, Paradise Garden, was written, directed, and produced by Ava Leigh Stewart and has won numerous awards.

Image credit: Art West Film, ©2014.

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SaturdayDec 12, 2015 – Dec 12, 20152:00 pm – 4:00 pm

#894 – Creativity Cafe

A special film and music event in the Harris Auditorium inspired by the museum's exhibition The Visionary Works of the Reverend Howard Finster, on view November 14 – January 10, 2016. The films will explore themes of creativity in visionary and outsider art.  This event is held in conjunction with ArtWorks Fine Arts Festival.

Admission is FREE. Beer, wine, drinks and popcorn will be available for purchase.

Cash only. Seating is limited and available first-come-first-serve.

Film Schedule:

Saturday, November 21
11 a.m.

The Highwaymen: Florida’s Outsider Artists, 2002
58 Minutes

The outsider art of Florida's Highwaymen is explored in this documentary that shows how a group of amateur African-American landscape artists transcended racial prejudice to become an important part of Florida's 20th Century cultural heritage. Shut out of local art galleries due to segregation and prevailing racist attitudes, artists such as Alfred Hair and Harold Newton traveled the state selling their paintings out of the trunks of their cars for an average of $35 a piece. Though the majority of Highwaymen simply viewed their art as an easier alternative to such manual labor as picking oranges, the artistry that went into the vivid landscapes, frequently painted on wallboard, was undeniable and would later sell for thousands of dollars. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi, NYTimes

2 p.m.

In the Realms of the Unreal, 2008 (Japan)
81 min | Documentary, Biography 

The prepubescent, hermaphrodite warriors and lost little girls of Henry Darger’s world come to life in the 2004 documentary In the Realms of the Unreal, where director Jessica Yu animates the reclusive artist’s works. The title gets its name from the 15,143-page epic saga that Darger wrote and illustrated, The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion. The exhaustive fantasy tale and Darger’s surreally bizarre images of his young heroines were discovered posthumously. Yu’s documentary does a nice job of exploring his spellbinding universe, creating an equally unreal viewing experience.

Sunday, November 22
11 a.m.

Towers of Simon Rodia
18 minutes
Watts Towers: Then and Now,
12 minutes

The Watts Towers, located in south central Los Angeles, are the monumental work of one man: Simon Rodia. Constructed between 1921 and 1954/55 by Italian immigrant Simon Rodia, the Watts Towers have become an iconic monument to the city. The collection of 17 structures, which Rodia himself called Nuestro Pueblo (Our Town), were erected by hand and made of steel rods wrapped in wire mesh and coated with cement. Rodia created what has become a National Historic Landmark - and a symbol of the power of the human spirit.

2 p.m.

I Build the Tower (2006)
87 min

From 1921 to 1954, Italian immigrant Sabato Rodia built a series of towers out of concrete, steel and wire in his neighborhood of Watts. There they remain to this day, works of outsider art now legitimized as a historic landmark. The tallest tower stands 99 feet tall. Brad Byer, Rodia’s great-nephew, and filmmaker Edward Landler teamed up to tell of how Rodia came to America, pulled himself out of alcoholism and became maniacally driven to create something big. A gently moving piece of work, this doc demonstrates how sometimes, against all odds, one person can leave a mark on the world.
The film also relies on audio interviews of Rodia from the early 1960’s to chronicle his redemption from alcoholism and despair to a fierce determination to build “something big.” Rodia’s own words offer the shrewd and haunting perspective of an “Old World” peasant living in but never assimilating into modern industrial America.

A bonus DVD features the complete 40-minute interview with R. Buckminster Fuller, excerpts of which appear in “I Build the Tower”. In this interview, filmed three months before his death in July, 1983, Mr. Fuller provides an analysis of Rodia’s artistic and engineering genius and its significance in art history and the world.


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Nov 21, 2015 – Nov 22, 201511:00 am – 2:00 pm

#869 – Howard Finster's Vision House, A Lecture by David Leonardis

Saturday, November 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium. Free with admission.

The Reverend Howard Finster is one of the most prominent members of the "outsider art" movement. A native of Athens, Georgia, he spent the better part of his life as a preacher. At the age of 59, he recieved a vision from God instructing him to begin painting sacred art. By the end of his life, Finster had created over 46,000 numbered pieces. His work is in the collections of major museums including the Smithsonian, the American Folk Art Museum, the Library of Congress, and the High Museum of Art. David Leonardis owns and maintains the historic Vision House to preserve Finster's legacy.

Image credit: Howard Finster, Vision of Moddle Structures [Vision of Model Structures], Number: 6000.617, May 28, 1987. Tractor enamel on wood, 29 ½” x 53 ½”. Collection of John Denton. Photo by Josh Kerzie.

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SaturdayNov 14, 2015 – Nov 14, 201510:30 am – 11:30 am

#891 – New Volunteer Reception

Monday, October 26 from 2 - 4 p.m.

Florida Institute of Technology’s university museums are seeking volunteers to assist with daily operations. Positions are available at the reception desks at Foosaner Art Museum and Renee Foosaner Education Center, both located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne.

Help is also needed in the museum shops and at special events involving children and families using the Education Center, including the ArtWorks Festival and First Fridays.

Recently retired or relocated people and returning residents of any age, as well as students older than 16 who are interested in community service hours, are encouraged to apply. Though unpaid, the volunteer positions do bring with them invitations to receptions, discounts at the gift shops and other membership benefits.

The annual New Volunteer Reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, in the Foosaner art galleries. This is an opportunity to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Please RSVP for the reception by Oct. 21 to Tina Murray at 321-674-8919 or tmurray@fit.edu.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities at the Foosaner Art Museum, call or e-mail Murray.

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MondayOct 26, 2015 – Oct 26, 20152:00 pm – 4:00 pm

#878 – The Refugee Project, A Lecture by Deroy Peraza, Principal and Creative Director at Hyperakt

Saturday, October 3 at 10:30 a.m., Harris Community Auditorium, free with admission

The Refugee Project is one of nine network visualizations in the exhibition The Art of Networks II. http://www.foosanerartmuseum.org/current-art-exhibitions.php#.VedHhuHzO4Y

Every day, all over the world, ordinary people must flee their homes for fear of death or persecution. Many leave without notice, taking only what they can carry. Many will never return. They cross oceans and minefields, they risk their lives and their futures. When they cross international borders they are called refugees.

The Refugee Project is an interactive map of refugee migrations around the world in each year since 1975. UN data is complemented by original histories of the major refugee crises of the last four decades, situated in their individual contexts.

Concept, Design & Production: Hyperakt (Deroy Peraza, Eric Fensterheim, Josh Smith & Ambika Roos) & Ekene Ijeoma

Image credit: Hyperakt and Ekene Ijeoma, The Refugee Project, 2012. An interactive map that uses United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) data and United Nations population date to tell the histories of refugee movements over time from 1975 – 2012.

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SaturdayOct 03, 2015 – Oct 03, 201510:30 am – 11:30 am

#814 – Docent-led Tours of Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor

Every Thursday at 2 p.m. 

Tour the thought provoking Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor exhibition with one of our knowledgeable docents.

Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor is organized by the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and is curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan, Judith Hoos Fox of curatorsquared.

Image credit: Evan Roth, Slide to Unlock: Multi-touch Painting Series, 2012. Vinyl print. Photo courtesy of Wesleyan University.

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ThursdaySep 17, 2015 – Nov 05, 20152:00 pm – 3:00 pm

#872 – Brain Food: An Evening of TED Talks, Tech-tinis, and Giga-bites

Saturday, September 12 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Join us for an evening of stimulating ideas, conversations, cocktails and music by DJ Casey Decotis. View the exhibition Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor and meet the artist.

Tickets: $20 members/ $25 non-members / $10 students ($5 discount if purchased by Sept.5)

An email confirmation will be sent after you purchase your ticket. Please check in at the event entrance.

Image credit: Evan Roth, Installation view of Graffiti Analysis: Sculptures, 2013 (foreground) and Graffiti Analysis, 2009 (background). Photo by John Groo, courtesy Wesleyan University.

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SaturdaySep 12, 2015 – Sep 12, 20157:00 pm – 9:00 pm

#875 – Student Ticket: Brain Food: An Evening of TED Talks, Tech-tinis, and Giga-bites

Please be prepared to show your student ID at the door.


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SaturdaySep 12, 2015 – Sep 12, 20157:00 pm – 9:00 pm

#813 – The Art of Misuse, Lecture by Evan Roth

Saturday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium, Free with admission

Evan Roth will discuss his fascination with the misuse of seemingly rigid systems and the effect that philosophies from hacker communities can have when applied outside of computer screens. His work demonstrates how small shifts in representation can enable us to see our environment with new eyes and visualize transient moments in public space, online and in popular culture. Whether realized online, in the studio, in the city or at the airport, Roth questions the sacred nature of technology and experiments with showing it creative disrespect.

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SaturdaySep 12, 2015 – Sep 12, 201510:30 am – 11:30 am

#809 – Pop Art Family Day

Saturday, August 22, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free admission

This day-long festival features family-oriented activities, hands-on art making and the Veggie Love food truck. Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Among the events on Pop Art Family Day:

  • The Factory Interactive Gallery: Pop art photo booth and video in an interactive gallery inspired by Andy Warhol’s NYC studio.
  • Art Making Activities, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Storytime: Uncle Andy’s Cats, noon and 2 p.m.: James Warhola’s childhood memories of trips to New York City to visit his uncle, Andy Warhol, inspired this warm, funny story of the famous artist’s house full of cats.
  • Silver Clouds installation, mimicking Warhol’s 1966 installation at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City.
  • Veggie Love Food Truck; serving delicious, fresh, organic food on Highland Avenue.

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SaturdayAug 22, 2015 – Aug 22, 201511:00 am – 3:00 pm

#808 – Film: Easy Rider

Thursday, August 20 at 7 p.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium. Free program.

Easy Rider is considered an iconic film of the 1960s counterculture and stars Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper (who also directed), and Jack Nicholson. Two bikers, in search of freedom, travel across America and experience intolerance. Released in 1969, a year of pivotal events, including the concert at Woodstock, the tragic assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the Vietnam War escalation, and Nixon’s election. Easy Rider - with its documentary-style, improvised dialogue, and contemporary rock soundtrack – reflected the chaos of the late 60s. A hit with the era’s youth, the film reflected their search for liberation and their fears of the Establishment.

Film discussion led by Lisa Danker, an Assistant Professor who teaches in the University of Central Florida's Visual Arts and Design program. Danker produces, directs, and edits 16mm film and videos; she specializes in experimental non-fiction.

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ThursdayAug 20, 2015 – Aug 20, 20157:00 pm – 9:00 pm

#807 – Film: Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture

Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium. Free program.

The documentary Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture examines the life of the enigmatic artist and his enduring influence on contemporary mass culture. Produced in 2002 for British television on the 15th anniversary of Warhol’s death, director Chris Rodley includes rare audiotapes and films from the Warhol Foundation Archives and anecdotes from Warhol’s Factory friends and colleagues. The documentary charts Warhol’s evolution from humble beginnings, through his success in commercial art, to his ground breaking contributions to late-20th-century painting, printmaking, film, music, and publishing.105 minutes.

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ThursdayJul 16, 2015 – Jul 16, 20157:00 pm – 9:00 pm

#811 – Get Warhol'd

Make your 15 minutes of fame last a lifetime... as an 18" x 24" one of a kind poster of YOU or your pet!

Our own local Derek Gores channels Andy Warhol's trademark screen print portrait style in a hi-resolution digital print on paper:

• Use your favorite selfie (or a gift for a friend or loved one!)
• Pay for it using the form below
• Once paid, email your selfie to projects@derekgores.com
• Expect 30 days for delivery to the Museum Gift Store, where it can be picked up.

In collaboration with Derek Gores Gallery

All proceeds go to the Foosaner Art Museum

Sign up at https://give.fit.edu/warhol


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AllJun 30, 2015 – Sep 30, 20157:00 pm – 7:00 pm

#660 – Jazz Friday

Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, presents the schedule of Jazz Friday musicians in the galleries for the First Friday Art Walk in Eau Gallie Arts District.

June 5 - Cosmic Jazz Ensemble

July 3 - CLOSED for Holiday

Foosaner Art Museum remains open with free admission the first Friday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. during EGAD’s First Friday Art Walk.

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FridayJun 05, 2015 – Jul 03, 20155:30 pm – 7:30 pm

#803 – Free Friday Food Drive

Free admission every Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for each person who brings a nonperishable food item with easy to open pop tops to the museum. All food will be donated to The Children's Hunger Project.

More Information

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FridayJun 05, 2015 – Aug 28, 201510:00 am – 5:00 pm

#750 – “Andy Warhol’s Egalitarian Sense of Pop”

Lecture by Anthony E. Grudin, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Vermont

Saturday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium

This lecture proposes that Andy Warhol's version of Pop Art explored a cultural egalitarianism that was far too radical for most of his contemporary peers and critics. This egalitarianism challenged all aesthetic hierarchies—including those of artist, audience, subject matter, and medium—proposing that anyone and anything could become part of the creative process. In this respect, Warhol foreshadowed the ideas of the contemporary French philosopher Jacques Rancière, who has argued that cultural egalitarianism initiates a community of equals, in which no one has the right to assume another's ignorance. Warhol frequently expressed similar political ideals, even as he worried about their attainability in his native country.

Anthony E. Grudin is an associate professor of Art History at the University of Vermont. He is the author of Working Class Warhol (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming). His articles and essays have appeared in Warhol: Headlines (National Gallery, 2011), 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair (Queens Museum/Andy Warhol Museum, 2015), October, Criticism, and Oxford Art Journal. He has curated exhibitions on the Pictures Generation and contemporary photography, and is currently completing a book project on Warhol’s animal life.

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SaturdayMay 30, 2015 – May 30, 201510:30 am – 11:30 am

#726 – French Film Festival, Festival Pass 2015

French Film Festival | April 3 - April 17, 2015 | Foosaner Art Museum

Please visit the festival's website for more information: http://411.fit.edu/filmfest/

The 3rd Annual French Film Festival at the Foosaner Art Museum, FL Institute of Technology, brings a rich array of French-language cinema and cultural to Eau Gallie. ALL FILMS ARE IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

Join us for all of our ticketed screenings by purchasing the Festival Pass and receive complimentary hot popcorn!

Please call Sara Russo, Curator of Education, at (321) 674-8915 or purchase online. Check-in at the Harris Auditorium 10 minutes before screening time.

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Apr 03, 2015 – Apr 17, 20157:00 pm – 7:00 pm

#694 – "Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga and Beyond: The Art of the Japanese Woodcut" Lecture by Andrew Saluti

Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium

Japanese woodblock prints have captivated the masses for centuries, with dynamic compositions of fantastic tales or forbidden beauties, and delicate layers of color and environment. Curator Andrew Saluti, Assistant Director of the Syracuse University Art Galleries will discuss the history and process behind "Mokuhanga", the art of the Japanese woodcut, from its roots in 17th century Edo (now Tokyo) to contemporary artists and craftsmen using this unique technique today.

Andrew Saluti has an M.F.A. in Printmaking from Louisiana State University (’02) and an M.A. in Museum Studies from Syracuse University (’09). He is the Assistant Director of the Syracuse University Art Galleries [SUArt] and the Palitz Gallery in New York City. Andrew’s passion and curatorial focus is the art of the print.

Exhibitions have included the work of Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., (2009), early prints from the Art Students League of New York (2007), and a survey of Japanese woodcuts (2013). Saluti recently opened Print Making Revolution: Mexican Prints and the Taller de Grafica Popular in November 2013, collaborating with institutions including the Blanton Museum of Art, the University of New Mexico, the Library of Congress and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and was awarded an International Fine Print Dealers Association Foundation Grant in support of the exhibition.

Andrew has also been an active adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Program in Museum Studies at Syracuse University since 2009.

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SaturdayMar 28, 2015 – Mar 28, 201510:30 am – 11:30 am

#728 – Frida Day

Visit the Foosaner Art Museum for your last chance to view the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray. Explore artistic concepts found in the exhibition such as self-portraiture and ethnic identity and “play Frida” in our custom-built photo booth where visitors can take a selfie in a structure that mimics Kahlo’s beloved Blue House.

The event will feature:

Free Admission

Enjoy complimentary admission to the museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Blue House Photo Booth

The photo booth will be printing photos for visitors from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mexican Consulate

Visit the Mexican Consulate of Orlando's information table in the main museum gallery.

Tamale Co. Mobile Food Truck

Serving Mexican food and drinks on Highland Avenue from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Film - Frida - Naturaleza Viva (1984)

1 p.m., Harris Community Auditorium
Starring: Ofelia Medina as Frida and Juan Jose Gurrola as Diego
Spanish with English Subtitles.

This is the original full-length movie of the life of Frida Kahlo. The film was produced in Mexico and is said to be "The True Story"…an extraordinary realization by Director Paul Leduc of the life of Frida Kahlo, the most admired Mexican painter in the world.


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SaturdayMar 21, 2015 – Mar 21, 201510:00 am – 5:00 pm

#691 – Frida Kahlo, Life as Art, Lecture by Gregorio Luke

UPDATE: This event is sold-out. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Join us on Thursday, Feb. 5, 6-9 p.m. at the Renee Foosaner Education Center to celebrate the life, art, and passion of Frida Kahlo. 

Experience “Frida Kahlo, Life As Art”-- an evening of Mexican-inspired tapas, handcrafted cocktails, and a kaleidoscopic lecture exploring the iconic Frida Kahlo! Using slides of her paintings, documentary photographs and rare film footage, guest lecturer Gregorio Luke will reveal a multi-faceted Frida, one whose persona was deeply rooted in Mexican culture and popular art traditions. Luke, an expert on Mexican and Latin American art and culture, is the former Director of the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA; former Consul of Cultural Affairs of Mexico in Los Angeles and the First Secretary of the Embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C.

Ticket includes access to delicious and creative tastings and cocktails and an unforgettable lecture. VIP ticket holders will receive all the benefits listed, along with reserved seating and a private reception with Mr. Luke. (For $50 VIP tickets register online, call 321-674-8923 or email Sara Russo, curator of education, at russos@fit.edu)

Tickets may be purchased online at www.foosanerartmuseum.org at a special discounted rate until January 20. * Member discount.  Regular admission ticket-holders should check in at the Renee Foosaner Education Center the evening of the event.

Renaissance Members receive complimentary VIP access to this event. Please call or email Tama Johnson to RSVP by Jan. 31 at (321) 674-8921 or johnsont@fit.edu.

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ThursdayFeb 05, 2015 – Feb 05, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm

#700 – VIP Tickets - Frida Kahlo, Life as Art, Lecture by Gregorio Luke

UPDATE: This event is sold-out.

VIP ticket holders will receive all the benefits listed above, along with reserved seating and a private reception with Mr. Luke. 

Please check in at the Foosaner Art Museum's front desk at 6 p.m. the night of the event.

Renaissance Members receive complimentary VIP access to this event. Please call or email Tama Johnson to RSVP by Jan. 31 at (321) 674-8921 or johnsont@fit.edu.

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ThursdayFeb 05, 2015 – Feb 05, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm

#690 – Eclectic and Ethnic: Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe and Style, Lecture by Marta Turok

January 22, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium

For 50 years, Frida Kahlo’s personal wardrobe remained hidden from scholars and the public. Discovered in 2004, Marta Turok, was invited to review and catalog 300+ pieces.She was also invited to write an essay for the book Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress: The Fashion of Frida Kahlo (Chronicle, 2008), which pairs staged photographs of Kahlo’s newly restored clothing with historic photos of the artist wearing them and her paintings in which the garments appear. Turok’s lecture will weave a complex picture of Frida’s life. Turok is a Mexican applied anthropologist specializing in Mexican folk art and socio-economic development. She lives in Mexico City.

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ThursdayJan 22, 2015 – Jan 22, 201510:30 am – 11:30 am

#695 – Frida Family Day

January 10, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A day-long festival filled with family-oriented activities and hands-on art making. Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis from 11 am–3 pm. Gallery admission is free.

Art Making Activities
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Art activities including Mexican paper flowers and creating a portrait of Frida herself.

Storytime: Jonah Winter’s Frida
Listen to a playful story, in English and Spanish, about the artist’s life and work.
11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Docent-Led Gallery Tours
11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.

Tamale Co. Mobile Food Truck
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Serving Mexican food and drinks on Highland Ave.

Photo credit: Nickolas Muray, Frida with Granizo, Coyoacán, 1939. Silver gelatin print, 12 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the Nickolas Muray Photo Archives.

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SaturdayJan 10, 2015 – Jan 10, 201511:00 am – 3:00 pm

#696 – La Casa Azul (Blue House)

January 10 - March 22, 2015

Interactive Gallery

Gallery VI will be devoted to hands-on activties for children of all ages. Explore artistic concepts found in the exhibition such as self-portraiture and ethnic identity and "play Frida" in our custom-built photo booth where visitors can take a selfie in a structure that mimcs Kahlo's beloved Blue House.

Photo credit: Nickolas, Muray, Frida with her pet eagle, Coyoacán, 1939. Digital pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper, 9 3/8 x 14 inches. Courtesy of the Nickolas Muray Photo Archives.


#660 – Jazz Friday

Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, presents the schedule of Jazz Friday musicians in the galleries for the First Friday Art Walk in Eau Gallie Arts District.

June 5 - Cosmic Jazz Ensemble

July 3 - CLOSED for Holiday

Foosaner Art Museum remains open with free admission the first Friday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. during EGAD’s First Friday Art Walk.

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FridayJun 05, 2015 – Jul 03, 20155:30 pm – 7:30 pm

#658 – Gallery Talk with Larry Leach

Saturday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. Free admission

Join artist Larry Leach as he discusses his work in the current exhibition Luminous Landscapes.


Image credit: Larry Leach, Farm Road III. Oil on canvas, 54 x 68 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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SaturdayNov 22, 2014 – Nov 22, 20142:00 pm – 3:00 pm

#689 – ArtWorks of Eau Gallie

Nov. 22 & 23, 2014
10am - 5pm both days

The ArtWorks Festival is a 'plein-air' show in Melbourne, FL which takes place in the historic district of Eau Gallie. All artists exhibit their skills with public demonstrations.

Plus, live music, food vendors, and fun activities for the whole family!

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Saturday, SundayNov 22, 2014 – Nov 23, 201410:00 am – 5:00 pm

#659 – Festival of Trees

Join us for the Junior League of South Brevard’s 2014 30th Annual Festival of Trees, hosted by the Foosaner Art Museum, sponsored by FL Institute of Technology.

The Renee Foosaner Education Center houses the main attraction with a display of over70 fabulous trees decorated and donated by local philanthropists and businesses.

The Foosaner Art Museum’s main galleries will also celebrate the artistry of the season by featuring 10 designer trees alongside the museum’s current exhibitions Luminous Landscapes: Paintings by Larry Leach and Carol Goldberg. Recent Sculptures. The showcased trees are the creations of area designers Clay Stephens, Link Johnsten, and Ann Petrosky of Nave Events, architect Andrew Roman, and artists Jennifer Glass, and Frits Van Eeden.

The trees will be available for bidding with all proceeds benefitting the Jr. League of South Brevard.

Visit the Museum Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts at various price points. Our new merchandise includes artistic interior and lifestyle holiday gifts, wrapping paper, and truly unique handcrafted pottery created by Foosaner instructors and students.

For more information about all the festivities, visit www.jlsb.net/FOT or email fot@jlsb.net.

This family-friendly event is cornerstone of the Jr. League's annual community fundraising. Proceeds will benefit the Jr. League's current initiatives, Fueling Kids and Kids in the Kitchen, which provide elementary age children healthy snacks, nutrition education and physical activity to elementary aged children on the Space Coast.

Event Hours

Saturday, November 15, 2014 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 16, 2014 Noon to 4:00pm

Admission

$5.00 per person, children 2 and under free

Current Foosaner Art Museum members will receive 2 tickets with each $5 admission.

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Saturday, SundayNov 15, 2014 – Nov 16, 20147:00 pm – 7:00 pm

#660 – Jazz Friday

Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, presents the schedule of Jazz Friday musicians in the galleries for the First Friday Art Walk in Eau Gallie Arts District.

June 5 - Cosmic Jazz Ensemble

July 3 - CLOSED for Holiday

Foosaner Art Museum remains open with free admission the first Friday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. during EGAD’s First Friday Art Walk.

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FridayJun 05, 2015 – Jul 03, 20155:30 pm – 7:30 pm

#657 – Gallery Talk with Carol Brown Goldberg

Thursday, Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Free admission.

Join Carol Brown Goldberg as she discusses her work in the current exhibition.


Image credit: Carol Brown Goldberg, RA 023, 2010. Bronze. Courtesy of the artist. © 2014, Courtesy of the artist, Photograph by Greg Staley.

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ThursdaySep 18, 2014 – Sep 18, 201410:30 am – 11:30 am

Summer Jazz in the Park

The Foosaner Art Museum is sponsoring live jazz in Eau Gallie Square!  The band performs under the stars from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free admission. Wine and beer available for purchase through EGAD.

September 5 – Sybil Gage


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FridaySep 05, 2014 – Sep 05, 20146:30 pm – 9:30 pm

#652 – Gallery Talk with Kathleen Elliot and Huguette Despault May

Saturday, August 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the Galleries

Join artists Kathleen Elliot and Huguette Despault May as they discuss their work in the current exhibition Imagining Reality.

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SaturdayAug 23, 2014 – Aug 23, 201410:30 am – 11:30 am

Summer Jazz in the Park

The Foosaner Art Museum is sponsoring live jazz in Eau Gallie Square!  The band performs under the stars from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free admission. Wine and beer available for purchase through EGAD.

September 5 – Sybil Gage


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FridaySep 05, 2014 – Sep 05, 20146:30 pm – 9:30 pm

#651 – Summer Camp Student Exhibition

Thursday, July 31 - Friends and Family Preview

Friday, Aug. 1 - Open to the Public

The Renee Foosaner Education Center of the Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, will host its 2nd annual summer camp student art show Thursday, July 31 and Friday, Aug. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will feature art projects created by students during the museum’s summer camp program, “The Art of Being A Kid”.

This year, the summer camp explored explored the unfettered, adventurous creative spirit that kids naturally possess. All of the themes: Play, Grow, Imagine, Move, Laugh, Share, Explore, and Celebrate, speak to the essence of being a kid.

Admission is free.

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Thursday, FridayJul 31, 2014 – Aug 01, 20145:30 pm – 7:30 pm

#626 – Harak Rubio Exhibition Opening Reception at the Renee Foosaner Education Center

An exhibition of large-scale abstract acrylic and oil paintings inspired by artist Harak Rubio’s memories of his native Puerto Rico, his international travels and his home state of Florida opens May 20 at the Frits Van Eeden Gallery in the Renee Foosaner Education Center at 1520 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne.

The exhibit runs through Aug. 9. An opening reception will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, June 6, in the gallery. The free public event is held in conjunction with the arts district’s First Friday Art Walk.

Puerto Rico and Florida join Mexico and Germany as inspirations for Rubio, who now lives in Melbourne. “These four magic places are my canvas, my colors, my passion, my friendship, my heart and my love,” he said. “They are my oceans, my memories and symbols in my life.” For more information about this exhibition, visit the Renee Foosaner Education Center homepage.

The Renee Foosaner Education Center is at 1520 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the first Friday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, email Sara Russo at russos@fit.edu or call (321) 674-8923.

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FridayJun 06, 2014 – Jun 06, 20146:30 pm – 8:00 pm

#625 – Museum Monday with Harak Rubio

International artist Harak Rubio will visit the Foosaner Art for May’s Museum Monday series. Rubio’s painting will be on display in the Renee Foosaner Education Center's Frits Van Eeden Gallery May 19 - August 9.

“My work creates a bridge between the imagination and unfinished lines, stirring the eye into completing the piece through motion, flow. There's a release within this experience and hopefully the viewer can capture the changing movement within the piece, freely experiencing beyond steel, texture, curvature or linear repetition to release yourself like a wave, cresting and crashing into an end, and to a new beginning.”

Rubio's large abstract sculpture, named ‘Vision of the Guardian Harbor’, was donated to City of Melbourne for a New Public Art Program in February 2013. The sculpture is located in Downtown Melbourne.

Museum Monday is a community outreach program that focuses on art and creativity. Light refreshments are served.

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MondayMay 19, 2014 – May 19, 201410:00 am – 11:00 am

Intellectual Property Seminar

Patent Attorney Kelly G. Swartz, of Ingenuity Law, will offer a free seminar to artists outlining tips and ways to protect one's intellectual property rights.

The seminar will focus on issues commonly faced by members of the artistic community as they relate to intellectual property. Copyright protection and its limitations, work-for-hire contracts, general ownership of IP, trademarks, and patents (with an emphasis on design patents) will be addressed. After a brief discussion, the group will discuss hypothetical scenarios in which these concepts are illustrated.

Kelly G. Swartz practices in the areas of intellectual property and business law. She received a B.S. in computer engineering with high honors from the University of Florida and worked as an electrical engineer before earning her J.D. with high honors from Barry University School of Law. She is a patent attorney registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is licensed to practice in the state courts of Florida, the federal Middle District of Florida, the federal Southern District of Florida, and the federal Northern District of Florida. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Brevard County Bar Association, and a board member of the Brevard Bar Foundation.

All artists are welcome, but seating is limited, so please RSVP to info@eaugalliearts.com or 321-574-2737.

Presented by the Foosaner Art Museum and EGAD Art's District.

DayDateTime
WednesdayMay 07, 2014 – May 07, 20147:00 pm – 8:00 pm

#617 – Mother's Day Student Art Sale

The Renee Foosaner Education Center will host a Spring/Mother's Day Student Art Sale on May 2, from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Held twice a year, the Renee Foosaner Education Center art sale is your chance to buy one-of-a-kind art created by students instructors at unbeatable prices.

The 1-evening sale will feature contemporary work across many media, including functional and decorative ceramics, jewelry, and more. The price of the objects ranges from $15-$50 and the students earn from the sales of their own work. Cash or personal check only.

Stop by to pick out a one of a kind object for that special woman in your life or something to spruce your home up for Spring!

P.S. Mother’s Day is May 11!

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FridayMay 02, 2014 – May 02, 20145:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Museum Monday with Fahan Sky McDonagh

The Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, features Museum Monday on April 28, at 10 a.m., in the Harris Community Auditorium.

April's Museum Monday will feature a presentation with glass artist Fahan Sky McDonagh.  McDonagh received an MFA in Glass from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York in 2013. She received a BA in painting from the University of Central Florida and has attended residencies and symposiums at North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland and Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. "Satori," her MFA thesis exhibition, was recently selected for publication in the Corning Museum of Glass' New Glass Review 35, Juried International Glass Publication.

Museum Monday is a community outreach program that focuses on art and creativity. Each free program is held on the fourth Monday of the month, January through May. Light refreshments are served.

 

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MondayApr 28, 2014 – Apr 28, 201410:00 am – 11:00 am

"Seminole History and Culture” presented by the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

Vandall V. Samuels, Outreach Specialist for the Seminole Tribe of Florida/Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, will present a demonstration about Seminole history, culture and tradition. Attendees will gain greater sensitivity for the history and struggle of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. In sum, attendees will receive an inspirational message, and how they might better carry the message of Seminole heritage.

Bringing awareness of the history, culture and collections of the Seminole Tribe of Florida to the public is an important part of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum's mission. Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum is located on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in Clewiston, Florida.

This program is presented in conjunction with the museum's exhibition Langdon Kihn: An American Story, on view March 22 - May 11, 2014.

 

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ThursdayApr 24, 2014 – Apr 24, 20142:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Life Spent Among Pictures - Painting Demonstration

Accomplished painter, muralist, and illustrator Robert Barrett presents a painting demonstration sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.  The demonstration will take place in the Harris Community Auditorium from 2 - 4 p.m.  Barrett will paint a portrait of a live model and speak about his painting process.  This event is free to the public.

Barrett is a professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He has exhibited his work in many art shows including those at the Society of Illustrators in New York, the Directors Guild of America, N.Y., and the National Arts Club, N. Y.

He was selected as the 2010 "Distinguished Educator in the Arts" by the Society of Illustrator's in New York City and was selected as the 2012-2014 Phi Kappa Phi Artist by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for his accomplishments in visual arts and illustration.

Image credit: Robert Barrett, Liz in Repose, mixed media, courtesy of the artist.

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ThursdayApr 17, 2014 – Apr 17, 20142:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A Life Spent Amoung Pictures - Lecture

Accomplished painter, muralist, and illustrator Robert Barrett presents a lecture sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. The lecture will take place in the Harris Community Auditorium from 5:30 - 7 p.m. This event is free to the public.

Barrett is a professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He has exhibited his work in many art shows including those at the Society of Illustrators in New York, the Directors Guild of America, N.Y., and the National Arts Club, N. Y.

He was selected as the 2010 "Distinguished Educator in the Arts" by the Society of Illustrator's in New York City and was selected as the 2012-2014 Phi Kappa Phi Artist by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for his accomplishments in visual arts and illustration.

Image credit: Robert Barrett, Liz in Repose, mixed media, courtesy of the artist.

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ThursdayApr 17, 2014 – Apr 17, 20145:30 pm – 7:00 pm

April in Paris

Our much anticipated "April in Paris" celebration features a French film under the stars in Eau Gallie Square, entertainment, and wonderful food to celebrate the launch of another film festival.

Please visit the French Film Festival's website for more details.

http://411.fit.edu/filmfest/

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FridayApr 04, 2014 – Apr 04, 20145:30 pm – 10:00 pm

French Film Festival

The Foosaner Art Museum's 2nd Annual French Film Festival runs from April 4-18, 2014.

2014's festival will include outdoor screenings in Eau Gallie Square (Free) and indoor screenings in the Harris Auditorium ($5) followed by lectures and discussion. The themes investigated by the 2014 festival will include the quest for beauty and artistic identity.

For the festival line-up, schedule and prices. please visit the event website: http://411.fit.edu/filmfest/

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Thursday, Friday, SaturdayApr 04, 2014 – Apr 18, 20147:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Museum Monday with Cindy Michaud

The Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, features Museum Monday on March24, at 10 a.m., in the Harris Community Auditorium.

Museum Monday is a community outreach program that focuses on art and creativity. Each free program is held on the fourth Monday of the month, January through May. Light refreshments are served.

Creative and humorous, touching and true, this compilation of stories will inspire the reader to look for saintly qualities among her own friends. Author/illustrator Cindy Michaud pays tribute to her own selection of saints by painting them in an interpretative Modigliani-style. The vignettes that accompany the paintings are both inspirational and engaging. Michaud begins the book with an explanation of her life-long "saint envy" and how she came to discover that she did, indeed, have a saint to call her own. This led her to recognize many more saints among us and a desire to share them with others.

IMAGE CREDIT: Cindy Michaud. Sainted and Painted, book cover. Courtesy of the artist.

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SaturdayMar 24, 2014 – Mar 24, 201410:30 am – 11:30 am

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Saturday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium, $5

The Foosaner Art Museum will screen the award winning documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.

Named by ArtReview as the most powerful artist in the world, Ai Weiwei is China's most celebrated contemporary artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. In April 2011, when Ai disappeared into police custody for three months, he quickly became China's most famous missing person, having first risen to international prominence in 2008 after helping design Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium and then publicly denouncing the Games as party propaganda. Since then, Ai Weiwei's critiques of China's repressive regime have ranged from playful photographs of his raised middle finger in front of Tiananmen Square to searing memorials of the more than 5,000 schoolchildren who died in shoddy government construction in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Against a backdrop of strict censorship, Ai has become a kind of Internet champion.  His frequent witty use of his blog and twitter, he is able to organize, inform, and inspire his followers, becoming an underground hero to millions of Chinese citizens.

First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to the charismatic artist, as well as his family and others close to him, while working as a journalist in Beijing. In the years she filmed, government authorities shut down Ai's blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention; while Time magazine named him a runner-up for 2011's Person of the Year. This compelling documentary is the inside story of a passionate dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.

A post-film discussion will be led by Wanfa Zhang, Ph. D., Florida Tech assistant professor, School of Arts and Communication.

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SaturdayMar 15, 2014 – Mar 15, 20147:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Museum Monday with Charles Nalle

The Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, features Museum Monday on February 27, at 10 a.m., in the Harris Community Auditorium.

Charles Nalle is a nationally known ceramic artist who maintains a studio in downtown Melbourne and exhibits his work across the U.S.

Museum Monday is a community outreach program that focuses on art and creativity. Each free program is held on the fourth Monday of the month, January through May. Light refreshments are served.

IMAGE CREDIT: Charles Nalle. Tea pot, ceramic. Courtesy of the artist.

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MondayFeb 24, 2014 – Feb 24, 201410:00 am – 12:00 pm

InCiteful Clay: The Artist Provocateur

Saturday, February 22 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium, Free with Admission

A visual lecture by curator Judith S. Schwartz, Ph. D., New York University

Clay has long played an important role as an artistic medium for the expression of cultural values and ideas related to history and life.  Most recently, it has become an extraordinary material that pushes boundaries beyond the decorative and functional to the rendering of powerful statements about time and place.

Dr. Schwartz's lecture will be an introduction to the exhibition, InCiteful Clay which continues the dialog started with her research for the book "Confrontational Ceramics", which included 230 artists from over 30 countries.

InCiteful Clay adds depth to the conversation.  While to incite means to provoke, stimulate, motivate and inform, the title here is also meant to infer that the 27 artists in this exhibition offer insight, understanding, reflection and philosophical mindfulness in their objects.

Through narrative content, representation and figuration, they challenge convention and make visible those injustices that demand our attention and thought. Working in styles that are aggressive, disturbing, irreverent and sometimes humorous, these artists see themselves as visual philosophers bringing personal insight/incite to vital issues confronting society.

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SaturdayFeb 22, 2014 – Feb 22, 201410:30 am – 11:30 am

 

Docent Mixer

Monday, January 27

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium

Are you interested in learning in-depth about art and artists? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with people? "Docent" comes from the Latin verb docere meaning to teach. In the museum world, a docent provides a vital volunteer service. Docents provide an important bridge between the work on view and visitors. Come join an amazing group of people and be a catalyst for learning in the Foosaner Art Museum. Contact Jackie Borsanyi at jborsanyi@fit.edu for more information.

 

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MondayJan 27, 2014 – Jan 27, 20149:00 am – 10:00 am

Holiday Festivities at the Foosaner

"An Evening of Holiday Cheer"

In conjunction with the Eau Gallie Arts District Art Walk, the Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, will kick off the holiday season with an evening of festivities Friday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Events will include the museum's monthly Jazz Friday performance by Hafer House Jazz, holiday shopping in the museum's gift shop and a holiday bazaar at the Renee Foosaner Education Center. The museum will also unveil its Victorian Doll House, part of the Foosaner Art Museum's doll collection. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Hafer family will travel from Zepherhills, Fla., to perform their supper club-inspired and holiday jazz classics for this concert. Performers are Mike Hafer, piano; Lorri Hafer, vocals; Paul Hafer, bass; and Dave Dunscombe, drums.

Refreshments, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase.

The Student Holiday Bazaar will feature unique gifts for sale made by Renee Foosaner Education Center students and instructors, including pottery, original paintings and more.

Ruth Funk's one-of-a-kind antique Victorian Doll House is designed authentically for the period. Each room is different, with miniature dolls and made-to-scale furniture from the 1920s and 1930s. The dollhouse will be festively trimmed for the holiday season.

For more information about the Dec. 6 event, call (321) 674-8916.

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FridayDec 06, 2013 – Dec 06, 20135:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Jeff Filipski Exhibition

The Renee Foosaner Education Center will present an exhibition of work by artist Jeff Filipski, Oct. 4–Jan. 19, in the Frits van Eeden Gallery.

Filipski works mostly in acrylics, oils and mixed media, and has a style likened to Abstract Expressionism and Dada. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., the artist's work has been published and shown in numerous underground magazines, including Non-Compos Mentis and The Hold. Filipski has also participated in exhibitions at Art Basel, EGAD Art Lab and is currently an artist-in-residence at the Off Center Art Center in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne.

"I live realism and I paint what I feel. I paint what I see but what I see is wrong. Life is a stained white shirt that everyone wants to bleach. I don't want to soothe, I want to evoke thought," said Filipski.

An opening reception will take place on Friday, Oct. 4, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Renee Foosaner Education Center. The event is free to the public and held in conjunction with the Eau Gallie Art District's First Friday Art Walk.

The center is located at 1520 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call (321) 674-8923 for more information.

Image credit: Jeff Filipski, "Though, the Woods", 2012. Oil, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

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FridayOct 04, 2013 – Oct 04, 20135:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Have Art, Will Travel Summer Camp Student Art Show

The Renee Foosaner Education Center will host its inaugural summer camp student art show Aug. 1 and 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition will feature art projects created by students throughout the museum's summer camp, "Have Art, Will Travel." This year, the summer camp explored different cultures and locations around the world in the morning and media-specific camps in the afternoon.

"The summer campers' projects are impressive and clearly inspired by a strong sense of creativity and fun. This show will be a delight for campers, parents, friends or anyone to see and we look forward to the festivities." said Sara Petrosky, curator of education.

Entertainment and light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. The show will be held at the Renee Foosaner Education Center, 1520 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL.

Student art will be available to take home after exhibition closes on August 2.

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Thursday, FridayAug 01, 2013 – Aug 02, 20135:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Museum Monday with Rick Lang

Museum Mondays are sponsored by the Friends of Foosaner and are held in the Harris Community Auditorium, adjacent to the Museum. Programs begin at 10:00 a.m. and are free to the public. Light Refreshments are served

MUSEUM MONDAYS

April 22 - Rick Lang, Documentary Photographer

Rick Lang has been Director of Photography at Crealdé Art School in Winter Park, FL since 1995, and a faculty member since 1989. His work has been displayed in galleries and museums throughout the Southeastern United States. He is a three-time recipient of the Individual Artist Recognition Award from United Arts of Central Florida. In addition, he frequently volunteers his time as a juror and lecturer for various community events.

Artist's Statement

"My photographs are very much influenced by the long-standing traditions of documentary photography. What I offer is a selective view of our time, a mirror of today, a record for the future. I wish to show many of those things which we now take for granted before they slip away into extinction. However, this task is not performed with total subjectivity, as many concerns are inherent in my photographs such as composition, light quality, and other artistic concerns. The result is an image which portrays not only the physical presence of my subject, but also its essence...From mind's eye to exposure, to development and lastly, the print, there are a multitude of crossroads which bring the final image to the viewer."

Image credit: Rick Lang, CSX Office, Okeechobee, FL, 2010. Image courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

 

Writing with Color - A Creative Writing Workshop

When you read, do you see color?

In the Foosaner's Art Museum's first creative writing workshop, students will use Leslie Wayne: I Am Nature exhibition to gain inspiration towards creating poetry. Professor Carrie Chambers will lead students as they create original works of poetry inspired by the visual stimulus of Wayne's paintings.

The workshop will meet in the museum galleries, located at 1463 Highland Avenue. Please arrive a few minutes early and check in at the front desk.

Teenagers ages 15 and up and adults welcome.

DayDateTime
ThursdayFeb 28, 2013 – Feb 28, 20135:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Gallery Walk with Carla Funk, Director of University Museums

Gallery Talk with Carla Funk, Director of University Museums

Thursday, Feb. 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the galleries. Free program.

Carla Funk will lead visitors through the Foosaner Art Museum's current exhibition I Am Nature: Paintings by Leslie Wayne. Funk will contextualize Wayne's work within the frame work of abstract expressionism, a pivotal art movement and the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence.

Exploration of Clay Heads with Elaine Rowgo

Sunday, January 20th - 1-4pm at the Renee Foosaner Education Center

The Renee Foosaner Education Center presents Exploration of Clay Heads, the first in a series of three workshops offered during Winter Term 2013, Jan. 14 – March 8, 2013.

Instructor Elaine Rowgo will lead students in this half-day workshop as they create hollow clay portraits, gently sculpting facial features from the inside out. Rowgo, an instructor at the Renee Foosaner Education Center, has a bachelor's of fine arts degree in painting from Carnegie-Mellon University. She has been an art instructor on and off for the past 30 years.

Exploration of Clay Heads is a great way to become acquainted with the Renee Foosaner Education Center, or for continuing students. Materials, tools and bisque firing of finished piece included in the cost of the workshop.

Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon exploring your creative self at the Renee Foosaner Education Center.

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Saturday, SundayJan 20, 2013 – Jan 20, 20131:00 pm – 4:00 am

The Art of Intaglio Printmaking with Serhat Tanyolacar

During this 2-day workshop at the Renee Foosaner Museum, Turkish artist Serhat Tanyolacar will teach students the techniques of Intaglio printmaking, including dry point, image transfer, line etching and aquatint.  This event, held in conjunction with the museum's comprehensive exhibition of the work of Ernst Oppler, will reveal why Oppler chose etching to capture the dynamism of the Russian Ballet.

For intermediate students; students should have some basic knowledge of drawing and printmaking. Class is limited to 10 participants.

Friday November 2nd and Friday November 9th, 9am-4pm.

FREE to full-time Florida Tech Students!!

Image credit: Ernst Oppler, Karsavina and Nijinksy, Spirit of the Rose, c. 1911. Soft ground etching, 7.5 x 9.5 inches. Collection of Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology. Gift of Susan Oppler Wood, 86.3.335

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FridayNov 02, 2012 – Nov 09, 20129:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Shared Vision: A collaborative photo project on Baracoa, Cuba

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

11 a.m. in the Harris Auditorium

James Quine will discuss the Shared Vision project from his perspective as the director and a participating photographer. Shared Vision is a photographic project documenting Baracoa, Cuba. Four photographers, two Americans, and two Cubans, James Quine, Theresa Segal, José Martí, and Lissette Solórzano, share their different vantage points through their images. Shared Vision was awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Arts Council and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Free program.

 

In Search of the Real Cuba: A Photographic Journey by Dawn Currie

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

6 p.m. in the Harris Auditorium

Photographer Dawn Currie spent two weeks trekking the island of Cuba from east to west, bringing clinic and school supplies to impoverished areas. She captured her experiences with the landscape, history, and people of Cuba through hundreds of photographs. These images of resilience and creativity are available in her two books, In Search of the Real Cuba from East to West; From Ignorance to Insight and Faces of Cuba (both available at blurb.com) and will be presented in her lecture. Free program

 

 

Gallery Talk with Artists

Thursday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the galleries

Artists Marg Kuhl, Susan Martin, Vera Sattler, and Nancy Seib will discuss their work in the Florida Artists from the Permanent Collection exhibition.

 

Curator's Tour

Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the Museum Galleries

Carla Funk, Director of University Museums, will give a guided tour of the exhibition Hungarian Masterworks, From Impressionism to Modernism.

#869 – Howard Finster's Vision House, A Lecture by David Leonardis

Saturday, November 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium. Free with admission.

The Reverend Howard Finster is one of the most prominent members of the "outsider art" movement. A native of Athens, Georgia, he spent the better part of his life as a preacher. At the age of 59, he recieved a vision from God instructing him to begin painting sacred art. By the end of his life, Finster had created over 46,000 numbered pieces. His work is in the collections of major museums including the Smithsonian, the American Folk Art Museum, the Library of Congress, and the High Museum of Art. David Leonardis owns and maintains the historic Vision House to preserve Finster's legacy.

Image credit: Howard Finster, Vision of Moddle Structures [Vision of Model Structures], Number: 6000.617, May 28, 1987. Tractor enamel on wood, 29 ½” x 53 ½”. Collection of John Denton. Photo by Josh Kerzie.

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SaturdayNov 14, 2015 – Nov 14, 201510:30 am – 11:30 am

#922 – Film: Paradise Garden, Howard Finster's Legacy

Saturday, December 12 at 2 p.m.

Harris Community Auditorium
Free program

Paradise Garden tells the incredible life story of the grandfather of Southern Folk Art, Howard Finster. He was an icon, who influenced the art and music of R.E.M., Talking Heads, Blackhawk, Steve Penley, Eddie Owens Martin, R.A. Miller, Keith Haring, and many others. After his death, his life’s work, Paradise Garden, sadly fell into obscurity. After receiving a series of grants, the Paradise Garden Foundation has been founded to try and rehabilitate his life’s work. This film follows the renovation of his Garden and the creation of what will become his legacy. An Art West Film, Paradise Garden, was written, directed, and produced by Ava Leigh Stewart and has won numerous awards.

Image credit: Art West Film, ©2014.

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SaturdayDec 12, 2015 – Dec 12, 20152:00 pm – 4:00 pm

#982 – First Friday Raku

Raku is an exhilarating firing process that is fast,furious and exciting! For anyone who has bisque fired pots suitable for Raku. Students will glaze and then participate in the firing of their pieces at the Renee Foosaner Education Center.

Space is limited. $40 members/$50 non-members for currently enrolled students,$65 members/$75 non-members for non-enrolled students.

Fee allows each participant to fire three to four moderately sized pieces (no larger than 6” diameter/12” tall). Fee includes glazes, instruction and firing.

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FridayFeb 05, 2016 – Feb 05, 20165:00 pm – 8:00 pm

French Film Festival

April in Paris comes to the Eau Gallie Arts District (Melbourne), Friday April 5, with an outdoor screening of the French classic The Red Balloon at 8:30 p.m. in Eau Gallie Square. The free film series under the stars, a partnership of Florida Institute of Technology's Foosaner Art Museum and Brevard Parks and Recreation, kicks off the museum's French Film Festival.


French food vendors and entertainment will be on site at the initial film screening in the park, which coincides with the Eau Gallie District's First Friday Art Walk.


The festival continues through April 18 with two screenings per week in the Foosaner Art Museum's Harris Auditorium. All the films are New Wave French or relevant to the 60s, connecting with the museum's exhibit of works by French photographer Leon Herschtritt, on view March 16-May 12. Admission is $5.

More details coming March 1st!